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Events at Mullion School

London Technology Trip Saturday 26th April – What a day

On Saturday, 37 students and four members of staff started an adventure, a very early adventure, leaving school at 3am.  The group was off to London to see The Design Museum in the morning and then a West End production in the afternoon.

Design Trip 2The whole trip was fantastic; we had an added bonus of a sightseeing tour through the centre of London which really got us feeling like we had arrived!  For those children that hadn’t been to London before it was great.  We saw Piccadilly Circus, Marble Arch, Trafalgar Square, The Tower of London, The Ritz, Harrods, The Gherkin and the Shard, the list goes on.

“Innovative, unusual and inspiring” Abbey Mitten. Abbey, along with the other Music students, was very impressed with the DesignMuseum.  Even though they were not specifically studying a Technology subject the Exhibitions were varied enough to have something for everyone.  The ‘rubber’ piano synthesizer was admired by the guitarists in the group and everyone loved the paint which allowed you to touch the wall and control the turning on and off of a light switch.

The Paul Smith exhibition was fantastic for the Textiles students they were all busy sketching away.  Special mention must go to Megan Barry and Isaac Barco who did Mrs Wickens proud.

The Designs in the Making exhibition was amazing.  To see products that had been stopped in their manufacturing processes at 20%, 40% or 60% of its production was fascinating. Can you tell what these exhibits are?

Design Trip 4

The third exhibition we saw was a collection of exhibits who were all finalists for the annual Design Museum Design of the Year competition.  The exhibits ranged from a foldable bicycle mud guard to creative bottle tops which can be reused as a children’s building toy.

At the DesignMuseum we were based in the Learning Studio.  Here we had a talk from the Retail Manager.  This was a valuable insight into the workings of the DesignMuseum shop for the Resistant Materials students as they were collecting primary research for their GCSE Controlled Assignments.

Design Trip 3          Design Trip 5

After lunch, freshly prepared from the Design Museum Café, we walked back to the coach where our two friendly coach drivers were waiting for us.  They had kept us amused for the whole journey with their funny banter.  We were very grateful that we had such experienced coach drivers as they knew exactly where to go.

Design Trip 6We arrived with only moments to spare at the theatre and all swiftly found our seats. The production was just as to be expected, amazing!  The costumes were fantastic, the singing was beautiful and the scenery and props were mind blowing.  At the end of the show we were able to interview four of the actors.  This truly was the icing on the cake.  To meet the actors and ask questions was just fantastic.  This was an invaluable experience for the Textiles students as they were collecting primary research for their Controlled Assignments.

 

We all arrived home safely at 1am.  What a day!   Mrs Tatham